Archived Blue-green Algal Bloom Notices
Suspicious or confirmed blue green algae blooms were reported on the waterbodies, listed in the table below, earlier in 2014. It was later reported that these blooms are no longer visible. Waterbodies listed multiple times may indicate that bloom conditions change frequently.
Waterbodies with current bloom notifications are listed on the Blue-Green Algal Bloom Notices web page. Lake Champlain blooms are not reported here- this information can be found on the Vermont Department of Health's blue-green algae notification page.
|Waterbody Name||County||Status Date||Status|
|Big Reed Pond||Suffolk||6/23/2014||No information received to update listing|
|Blue Heron Lake||Westchester||6/13/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Chautauqua Lake*||Chautauqua||7/7/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|East Branch Hackensack River||Rockland||6/25/2014||No information received to update listing|
|Honeoye Lake*||Ontario||7/17/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Honeoye Lake*||Ontario||7/24/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Kissena Lake||Queens||5/30/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Kissena Lake||Queens||7/8/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Lake Ronkonkoma||Suffolk||6/24/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Lime Lake||Cattaraugus||7/1/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Little We Wah Lake||Orange||6/25/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Maratooka Lake||Suffolk||6/23/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Oneida Lake||Oneida||7/20/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Orange Lake||Orange||7/2/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Prospect Park Lake||Kings||6/25/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Putnam Lake||Putnam||7/17/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Quaker Lake||Dutchess||6/16/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Rockland Lake||Rockland||7/3/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Smith Pond||Steuben||7/14/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Snyders Lake||Rensselaer||7/9/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Sodus Bay||Wayne||6/21/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
|Song Lake||Cortland||7/19/2014||Bloom reported to have ended|
* No blooms were reported as of the status date listed above. These lakes are monitored at a greater frequency and at more locations than other lakes sampled through the DEC monitoring programs. The data collected at these lakes show that bloom conditions may change rapidly. Lake residents and visitors should avoid exposure to any shoreline scums they may encounter after the status date. These lakes may reappear on the Blue-green Algae Bloom Notices page.
The following reports summarize notifications that were listed on the Blue-Green Algal Notices web page in past seasons:
- 2012 Archive Notices of Blue-green Algal Blooms (PDF, 46 KB)
- 2013 Archive Notices of Blue-green Algal Bloom (PDF, 56 KB)
Those using the water are still advised to avoid direct contact with any discolored water and to report any return of blue-green algae bloom conditions to DEC by submitting the Suspicious Algae Bloom Report Form (PDF, 527 KB), or by contacting your regional DEC office or by calling 518-402-8179.